- DISTILLER: Black Button Distilling, Rochester, New York
- MASH BILL: 60% Corn | 20% Wheat | 9% Rye | 11% Barley
- AGE: At least 2 years.
- YEAR: 2020
- PROOF: 110.2Proof (55.1% ABV)
- MSRP: $74.99 at the distillery
- BUY ONLINE: Check out the brand's BUY ONLINE page to purchase your very own bottle.
NOSE: Caramel | Young Grain | Baking Spices | Cherry
TASTE: Toffee | Pepper | Oak | Hint of Grain
FINISH:Nice long finish with vanilla and a lingering spice.
SHARE WITH: Curious craft bourbon drinkers and those who like a higher proof bourbon.
WORTH THE PRICE: I think $75 pushes the high end for cask strength bourbon less than four years old and and for craft bourbon in general. There are better bourbons for a lower price. However this bourbon has something to like.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Again, at this price, I would put this one in the Bar category. I will say I find this bourbon enjoyable.
OVERALL: Now we're talking! If you have been following my Black Button Bourbon reviews you know that their Signature Four Grain Bourbon and Double Oaked Bourbon didn’t quite do the trick for me at 84 proof. This cask strength version at 110.2 proof has something going for it. Yes, on the nose you still get that young bourbon note, however on the palate the richness of the bourbon starts go come through and has a very nice finish. Still a slight hint of young bourbon but more flavors as well. Note that Black Button bourbons are non-chill filtered.
Also interesting to note that while the label on the bottle states that it is aged for at least two years, according to the distillery the blend includes barrels in age from 36 to 50 months. The plan is to offer the Cask Strength Bourbon at 5 years old sometime in the future. Presently Black Button Distilling ships product to 38 states.
Straight and uncut from the oak barrel, our cask strength bourbon is as true to old world style as whiskey gets. Distilled from 60% Corn, 20% Wheat, 9% Rye and 11% Malted Barley, this is a rare, smooth sipping treat for the fine whiskey connoisseur. Unfiltered to provide you with true and authentic flavor.
Our classic Straight Four Grain Bourbon Whiskey blend but with straight-from-the-barrel strength. This method helps to intensify the sweet caramel and vanilla body, along with the smooth, woody finish. Even at cask strength this whiskey remains an easy drinker, true to a Black Button Bourbon.
A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
Since 1922, my family’s button factory has provided some of the finest men’s suit buttons available. For four generations these buttons have closed high quality suits worn by Presidents, Popes, Kings, and Businessmen the world over. My name is Jason Barrett and it is my family’s commitment to making an excellent product that inspired me to start Black Button Distilling.
As a licensed Farm Distillery, Black Button Distilling is dedicated to preserving New York State’s rich agricultural heritage and reputation for quality manufacturing. We use over 90% New York State grown ingredients, which is reflected in the quality of each and every bottle of small batch spirits. Each of our spirits are handcrafted by our master distillers to be the perfect way to unwind after a good day’s work.
Disclaimer: Black Button Distilling provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.